Chidi-Ibeh led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has warned that exclusion of Igbo from the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket would be an open invitation for chaos, anarchy, and violence.
Ohaneze also cautioned that denial of Igbo presidency in 2023 would sink Nigeria and its potentials.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Secretary-General of the Igbo group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and made available to journalists in Abakaliki.
Ohanaeze, told politicians to stop fighting dirty over the 2023 presidential tickets of political parties, adding that after President Mohammadu Buhari signed the electoral bill into law, there appeared to have been tension and anxiety among beneficiaries and sponsors of electoral fraud as many have resort to peddling of fake news.
“Our suspicion has been reinforced by the antics of exponents of dirty politics, through their recent news flying in the social media, which is one of the numerous strategies, craftily designed by desperate politicians to destroy the ruling party and pitch the various southerners against each other, then cause confusion and put the ruling party in disarray ahead of APC convention and subsequent primaries and General Elections”, the group added.
Ohanaeze, urged APC to clear the air on the alleged zoning of the presidential ticket to Southwest.
“All Igbo Presidential hopefuls from the seven Igbo speaking states, are still in the race for the APC Presidential ticket and Ohanaeze outreach committee on 2023 Igbo presidency project will pick presidential forms for all intending Igbo presidential hopefuls whether in PDP or APC, from the seven Igbo speaking states including Anioma in Delta and Rivers”.
“We call on southwest Presidential aspirants to play by the rules, except if they have chosen to play dirty, we are happy that Afenifere had endorsed 2023 for Ndigbo, likewise, the Pan Niger/Delta organization,” Ohanaeze noted.